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Dr. Phil, MD
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Experience:  GP in the United States
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.Dr. Phil here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hi dr phil
i sent you the pixes from today
definitely improving but this scab is interesting
it looks like a blister almost
the doctor swabbed it
he wondered if impetigo
he is sure that i do not have an infected sebaceous cyst
wondering if the proteus infection is still there or something else
ignore the lump but focus on the left hand side (my right)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
LOL. I can tell it is an infected sebaceous cyst from the internet You got foul smelling white stuff out of it before all this happened right?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
sorry we are mixing apples and oranges
i am concerned about the scab/blister not the lump in the middle
ie the yellowy part on the left hand side
he was concerned this was impetigo?
it is not healing very quickly
re cyst - yes, the bit in the middle has been an area which has had pus previously but it is hard to deduce if it was the exact spot as previous infections
pls re look at the pix
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
No I think that is just normal healing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
that is reassuring. it just isnt forming a crust over the top. it just seems to be a yellow line. it isnt weeping per se but it isn't covering over. i am using mupicrin cream on it regularly. is that ok or would you let the air get to it?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I would keep doing what you are doing. It is healing
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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